In our Nintendo eShop server maintenance, unable to use credit card guide, we’ll tell you why you’re getting the credit card error on the Nintendo eShop. Long story short, it’s probably down to maintenance. However, this is not the only potential reason. That’s why we’ll show you when server maintenance is happening and what you can try if you encounter an error that isn’t server-related.
Unable to use credit card error, Nintendo eShop server maintenance
If you’re getting an error saying you can’t use your credit card on Nintendo eShop, it’s probably because server maintenance is going on. According to the official Nintendo Network maintenance information website, the next maintenance window will be on Wednesday, May 11. Well, depending on your location, there’s a good chance it’s May 12th. Specifically, it is scheduled to take place between 8:45 p.m. PT / 11:45 a.m. EST / 5:45 a.m. CEST on May 12 and 11:10 p.m. PT / 2:10 a.m. EST. Eastern / 8:10 a.m. CEST on May. 12th. Yes, these are oddly specific times, but whatever. The fact is that in this window you will not be able to use your credit card, because “all network services will be unavailable”. So be patient for those few hours, and you’ll be fine.
So, yes, Nintendo eShop server maintenance is the reason why you’re getting the error where you can’t use your credit card to make purchases. Well, the most likely reason. Obviously, if you experience any issues outside of the designated maintenance window, the problem may be on your end. You should try to check your internet connection and maybe restart your router. While you’re at it, resetting your console might also be a good idea. Sure, you might have to start the buying process from the top, but it’s worth it. If none of this works, you may need to contact Nintendo Support. You can do it via this link.